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Honoring Veterans at the Farmers Market

By |2018-11-08T13:47:58+00:00November 8th, 2018|Events, Homepage, Market News, News|

Honoring Veterans at the Farmers Market Andy Naja-Riese, CEO On any given day, a trip to the farmers market presents a unique opportunity for community gathering and learning directly from farmers, ranchers, fishers, and food purveyors about how they produce their food. However, this weekends’ markets represent something special – a time to recognize and [...]

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Educating Multi-Generational Eaters

By |2018-10-23T09:41:54+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Events, Market News, News|

As a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization, AIM’s purpose is to educate the public about the health, environmental, and economic benefits of buying foods directly from farmers and other food producers. To help fulfill this mission, we have recently aligned our signature educational programs – Diggin’ the Market, Diggin’ the Classroom, and Diggin’ on the Farm [...]

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Food Security and Food Systems

By |2018-10-17T10:05:56+00:00October 17th, 2018|Homepage, Market News, News|

AIM’s CEO Andy Naja-Riese delivered the keynote address at the 2018 Summit in Idaho Hunger & Food Security in Boise. Andy’s talk focused on “Food Security and Food Systems: Collaboration for Change and Justice.” The audience included over 250 community leaders from Idaho and five states working together to create a more equitable food system [...]

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The Rollin’ Root is rolling through Marin after successful launch

By |2018-08-30T13:22:47+00:00August 30th, 2018|Homepage, Market News, News|

Folks in Marin County should keep their eyes peeled for a new truck in town – one that’s better-looking than most.  It’s a beautiful Farmers Market on wheels, making its way to three stops in Marin every Thursday.  With a ribbon-cutting ceremony held during National Farmers Week in early August, AIM launched The Rollin’ Root [...]

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July 23 – Calling all interested Grand Lake Farmers Market stakeholders

By |2018-07-18T11:52:34+00:00July 18th, 2018|Homepage, Market News, News, Press|

Join us for a community meeting to learn about and discuss the current and future course of the Grand Lake Farmers Market! Co-hosted by City of Oakland Councilmember Abel Guillén and Agricultural Institute of Marin’s CEO, Andy Naja-Riese, the community meeting will take place on Monday, July 23 from 7 – 8:30 PM. Location is [...]

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AIM Grows Access to Healthy Food and Stretches the Purchasing Power of Low-Income Households

By |2018-07-16T13:00:57+00:00July 16th, 2018|Homepage, Market News, News|

SAN RAFAEL CA, July 16, 2018 – The Agricultural Institute of Marin (AIM) announced the receipt of its second year of funding for the California Nutrition Incentive Program (CNIP). The California Nutrition Incentive Program was established by Assembly Bill 1321, to encourage the purchase and consumption of healthy, California-grown fresh fruits and vegetables by nutrition [...]

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Calling all teachers and groups of curious eaters!

By |2018-01-31T11:37:08+00:00January 31st, 2018|Events, Homepage, Market News, News|

AIM offers three farm-based education programs: On The Farm, In The Classroom, At The Market. Our goal is to empower youth to make food choices that will positively impact their long-term health. Knowledge of where food comes from, how crops are grown, why farmers chose to farm and what's in season, is a powerful tool for teaching good nutrition. What better [...]

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Bobbie O’Neale: From medicine to law to handmade glass beads

By |2017-12-12T14:24:55+00:00December 12th, 2017|Events, Homepage, Market News, News|

It’s fair to say Bobbie O’Neale has had an eclectic career. After studying microbiology and public health at the University of California at Berkeley in the early ’60s, she worked as a public health microbiologist, medical technologist and research technologist at numerous universities. Click here to read full article.

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